Under-21s: United v Leeds

Friday 18 August 2023 21:15

Manchester United Under-21s lost 2-1 to Leeds United in our first home match of the 2023/24 Premier League 2 season at Old Trafford.

Leeds went ahead after eight minutes, when Sean McGurk was played in behind to go one-on-one against Reds goalkeeper Elyh Harrison, and the visiting frontman side-footed into the bottom right corner.

Luca Thomas won the away side a penalty three minutes later, but Harrison dived low to his right to keep out Sonny Perkins’ effort from 12 yards.

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U21s highlights: United v Leeds

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The visitors doubled their advantage within 10 minutes of the half-time restart, when McGurk let Thomas' pass infield run out to Connor Douglas, who in turn placed a first-time finish into the far right corner.

Charlie McNeill pulled one back for United in injury time, with a deflected indirect free-kick, but we then had to seek an equaliser with ten men after Sonny Aljofree was shown a second yellow card.

Leeds held on to their narrow lead to secure a win in M16.


United: Harrison; Ogunneye (Oyedele 62), Mengi, Aljofree, Jurado; Collyer (c), Hannibal; Mejia (Williams 71), Hansen-Aaroen (McNeill 77), Forson (Gore 46); Hugill.

Subs not used: Carney.

Goalscorers: United - McNeill 90+1. Leeds - McGurk 8, Douglas 54.